All, Vegetarian, Western
A salad is a dish consisting of small pieces of food, which may be mixed with a sauce or salad dressing.
They are typically served cold. Salads can incorporate a variety of foods including vegetables, fruits, cheese, cooked meat, eggs, and grains.Garden salads use a base of leafy greens; they are common enough that the word salad alone often refers specifically to garden salads.
Other types include bean salad, tuna salad, fattoush, Greek salad, and somen salad.
The sauce used to flavor a salad is commonly called a salad dressing; well-known types include ranch, Thousand Island, and vinaigrette.